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I Hate Feeling Helpless

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    I Want To Be Happy Again

    At the moment I feel so helpless with this situation that is going on at the moment. I cannot leave the house without feeling that everyone is staring me and the only way for me to feel remotely happy is when I drunk. I am sick of feeling so helpless and constantly feel like I am...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Apr 9, 2012

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    No Kidding!

    Feeling pretty helpless these days.   I cant really explain why, not because I dont know, but because I just cant. Someone very dear to me is facing some pretty tough times and there is just nothing I can do to protect them.  
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2008

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    Sometimes your day is going fine

    until some one says a little thing, or you notice something which triggers a memory, one you'd rather forget. Then it's downhill, everything else little which you wouldn't have noticed otherwise becomes a huge problem.
    Embella Embella 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Being Helpless

    I hate the feeling of being helpless myself I have always done things on my own pretty much the way I grew up I had no choice but to learn how to take care of myself. I am feeling helpless now something happened to me recently and since then my life has not been the same and I...
    princessv71 princessv71 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    I Hope You Know This Is About You!

    It's one of the worst feelings in the world. There's this friend of mine I care about so much. We're not that close, I guess. At least I feel he doesn't really feel that way about me. But I like him a lot, he's a strong person despite the pain he has to endure...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    I Feel So Helpless That I Cant Take It Anymore!

    I am 41 yrs old, I have 7 kids with another one on the way, my husband lost his job and after 2 years of looking he finally found one making almost what he made on unemployment, we can afford our bills, I'm afraid we will lose our home & end up in shelters, we have no-one to help...
    carlson2112 carlson2112 36-40 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    It's The Opposite Of My Essence

    I was not meant to be "helpless". I was meant to be helpful to myself as I am (or can be) to others. I was meant to conquer everything on my own and win when something is against me. I'd be my own God if I could. I am my own island. I was meant to be content, alone and self...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 27, 2011

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    I hate living at home,

    so much. I'm tired of my Dad's bull. He is a douce bag, and so much so that I hate my own skin. Sometimes I wish Hitler won, so I wouldn't have been born. I'll move out in 2 years after I get my AA, because student loan debt is always scary. It's either 2 more years here and...
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I Couldn't Save Him

    Last year's Memorial Day weekend, my father beat my brother. He picked him up, threw him and proceeded to punch him, then hit him with a 2 x 4. I was in the living room with my stepbrother while this went on. I had no idea until my brother ran in hyperventilating, choking on...
    cowchicken cowchicken 13-15, F Jun 26, 2012

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    Frustrated And Angry

    Two years ago my girlfriend Marie was attacked late at night outside a railway station. She had gone to help a young woman who was being verbally abused by two men, one of whom Marie vaguely recognised as a former pupil at her school and who turned out to be the woman’s...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Odd One In the Family

    when i was 18 i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Now I have a nine year old brother.  I feel helpless because i can not do the things he is doing.  I can't stand the fact that i am different.  I am the only one in my family with a mental illness.  I...
    heavenknowsmyname heavenknowsmyname 18-21, F Sep 14, 2007

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    The Worst Part About...

    having a stroke, was right after it happened...I was pretty much helpless...not something I ever felt before, and not a nice feeling...I went to rehab and struggled to regain control of my body and my life. I am eternally grateful for the staff in rehab, as they were kind and...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 10, 2008

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    It Is So Terrible To Feel Like...

    It is so terrible to feel like you can't do anything to better yourself in a situation.
    SnoBunny SnoBunny 16-17, F Jan 6, 2007

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    Weak

    I just want to cry when I feel helpless.. to run away... It's one of the worst feelings in the world... it makes me feel weak...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    I hate this feeling especially

    as I no you are feeling down and I no if I was there for you in person it would all be ok. My promise to you is that one day I will be there for you in person and support you like I wish I could now as I no you no I am available to get in contact with whenever you need me as you...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M Dec 23, 2014

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    vjanee vjanee 18-21, F Jun 28, 2014

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    Not Rape.

    It wasn't rape, but it wasn't consensual either.  We had been dating for about a month.  I was 16, he was 18.  It was summer and we were at my house one day.  My mother was away.  It was a conversation we had already had a few times before. "I'm...
    whimsygirl whimsygirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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    On an overseas trip we met

    and became close friends with an actress and her husband who were also holidaying at the same resort. They shared the same sort of humor and enjoyed doing the same sorts of things as us and for the duration of our stay the four of us became very close. There were cuddles and...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    Helpless , Weak And Pathetic

    I hate feeling helpless because that means i have to seek help from others.i want to be independent..but i hate to be dependent on others Maybe that's how I was raised Because I'm the youngest but I can't blame my family I can only blame myself I feel weak and Pathetic ..asking...
    Candy1211 Candy1211 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Hanging By a Thread

    It is one of the worst feelings in the world for me. My mama always told me if there is a will ,there is a way. I have a hard time being anything but strong. This time ,i made myself sick ..some situations that i charge ahead ,i have not been able to ,except from afar. Someone in...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    when people use me, they need me

    but when I need them. they are not there I feel use and lonely.... where are my friends when I need them... sometimes I feel useless ... with friends because they don't talk any more ....
    Kary37 Kary37 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    josephclark josephclark 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    im under too much stress lately i dont know how

    i can handle this **** anymore it starting to become overwhelmed my sister the last close family member i have left is seriously ill and in hospital without me in ireland my boyfriend become depressed i still saving money to come back but the more depress his becomes the more...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 18-21, F Jun 21, 2014

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    I keep looking at my phone hoping to see

    that message that will never come my way...
    kdx45 kdx45 22-25, M Jun 22, 2014

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    The Meaning of Helpless Is Knowing You Cant Be Saved From Yourself

    After going through school (i dont care what people say, its by far the worst years of your life) and being bullied all the way through i was broken down to feel im nothing which made me feel empty. after a while depression is all i knew. now i have nothing much to be depressed...
    dirtyxlittlexsecret dirtyxlittlexsecret 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2007

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    That Feeling. Delayed Reaction Perhaps?

     It wasn't clear. Until we got to the hospital. About 3 days ago my grandmother slipped and fell in the bathroom. In her 80's, complaining about pain the hip area. Now, me being a kid, all I ever do is watch television. I've seen it before! I knew what it was; she had a...
    sadcanary sadcanary 18-21, M Nov 13, 2010

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    Sometimes I Feel a Little Helpless

    sometimes i feel like i might be a bit helpless in life but im grateful that there is this site & grateful that there is a god i can pray too so i thank god & jesus even if i feel down or depressed at least i know theres some one i can look up to when i...
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Mar 26, 2008

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    That's Why I Usually Either He...

    That's why I usually either help myself, or if I can't, immediately seek help, usually from my friends.
    sondosia sondosia 18-21, F Jan 6, 2007

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    I Hate Feeling Helpless Becaus...

    I hate feeling helpless because I always feel as if everyone needs me so to be helpless myself would be letting everyone else done
    fakebrokenwings fakebrokenwings 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2007

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    A Father Seperated From His Angels...

    Dear fellow humans , i am a british who has lived in africa for 30 years . my parents lived in east africa and moved the uk about 10 years ago . i lost my mother 3 years ago and since then life for me has never been the same . I had my  small  jewellery business in east...
    dee274 dee274 41-45 1 Response Mar 30, 2012

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    I Hatee Being Helpless..

    I hate feeling helpless because that means i have to seek help from others.i want to be independent.well,i didn't mean it fully since we are social animals.but i hate to be dependent on others.it makes me feel fussy & like a parasite.i get this feeling when especially i get some...
    Deepcut Deepcut 22-25, F Mar 4, 2011

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    I hate feeling like there is nothing I can do

    when someone has made a terrible mistake and I want to shake them. This girl I went to school with and used to be friends with, but we grew apart because she was just a little bit... too wild for my tastes, is pregnant. Now this happens all the time and it wouldn't have...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F Jan 24

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    When you care about someone

    and they are going through something and you can't be there to help them......that's one of the worst feelings EVER.
    Starsatnight1 Starsatnight1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    If You Dont Stand Up, Nobody Can Push You Down

    I find myself paralized. I cant send out a resume, or go to the gym, or the grocery store.While working on my masters degree, and taking care of a family, I had to put my mother in a nursing home, and she died two years later.Also during that time, my nephew who was a...
    attitude17 attitude17 51-55 Jan 20, 2012

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    I Constantly Feel That Way

    but im working towards getting some of my independence . In may im gonna  work towards getting my  license ..  then when i get my ssi im gonna get a car hopefully . And i want to work towards goin to school , and  hopefully one day going back to work .
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2007

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    I'm Just Stubborn...

    I hate that helpless feeling that you get when you know that you cant do it on your own. It's not that I think I can do everything, its just that I hate asking for help. Its makes me feel weak and small. I'd rather struggle by myself until I can figure it out on my own than...
    acidite acidite 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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    I how helpless I feel about my life.

    I have (non mental) health issues that keep me stuck at home most of the time, so I can't meet people and make friends (not that I was ever especially good at it). Obviously I can't date at all, which sucks even more considering Ive only been on like 2 dates, hell, Ive only been...
    anewman1993 anewman1993 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Powerless And Helpless

    My youngest daughter is hospitalized for a second time within a month. She is battling suicidal thoughts, depression, cutting, and an eating disorder. I received a phone call at work Saturday at 5:15 from a friend of hers telling me she was talking about hurting herself. I...
    autumntimes autumntimes 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    That's why I'm going to try to save someone.

    Every day I hear about children suffering, people losing their homes, etc. I'm sick and weak, I can't even go on a small hike without throwing up...but I can donate..not much, but it's all my have. If my dying meant saving the world, I'd be scared, but I would do it.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F Nov 22, 2014

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    "big Lows.....and Rare Highs"..............

    Sometimes i feel bad that  am the way i am. I always feel low and only pretend to be happy. Im not satisfied with my life. I feel like i will never be appy. What does it take to be happy. Im not satisfied with my life. What does it take to be happy? I try and see the positive...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Feb 22, 2011

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    I wish this madness was over,

    because I hate sitting back here being helpless watching all the pain and suffering your going through.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    Being Stuck

    I hate feeling helpless because it's like being really stuck and unable to see beyond the thing that is in front of me, like my job right now.
    scarsdale scarsdale 51-55, F Sep 15, 2007

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    Thinks Just Keep Coming Back

    Righty, my story starts with my best mate Matt and a girl called Sophie. Matt has just come out of a long term relationship but he has been single for around 2 months and me and his other mates are encouraging him to try and move on a see other girls. Then he meets Sophie, a...
    alwaysjerkedabout alwaysjerkedabout 18-21, M 1 Response May 10, 2011

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    Where Is She?

    I feel so helpless. I can not any lesbian friends or even bisexual friends in my town. I am tired of being alone. For the last five years, I have had trouble being happy or around other people. It helped a little when I got a boyfrieend with a wife who join in the bed room fun me...
    lesbiananswer lesbiananswer 18-21, F Aug 25, 2012

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    I am the guy who can advice people incredibly

    good about theirs relationship while sucked in my own life...
    sandwalkerman sandwalkerman 26-30, M Aug 9

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    Hate It

    I hate asking for help. I have always wanted to be self sufficient as far as being alone. Which I can be emotionaly but not financially!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008